gillian.org/painting 1994-2003

I did not become a "painter," but my education in philosophy, history, and communications--through the lense of the post-modern question "What is Art?", all while making product for critique--was a solid foundation for what came to be my favorite kind of work: taking large amounts of pre-data (humans, files, events, products, behavior, and other more emphemeral, organizational things) and cataloguing them in such a way as to illuminate solutions. (Something like this...)

Chance, 1994 oil on canvas 12"x36"

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Glow, 1994 oil on canvas 24"x36"

Birth Mother, 1994 oil on canvas 20"x20"

Small Corner, 1995 oil on canvas 20"x20"

Me, at the Fires, 1995 oil on canvas 16"x20"

Passage, 1995 oil on canvas 15"x30"

On Whose Two Feet, 1995 oil on canvas 16"x20"

The Three of Us, 1995 oil on canvas 20"x20"

Death Between Friends, 1996 oil on canvas 20"x20"

Alone With, 1996 oil on canvas 16"x20"

Any Three, 1996 oil on canvas 20"x20"

Poormouthing, 1996 oil on canvas 12"x12"

Two Wed, 1997 oil on canvas 18"x18"

Guilt, 1997 oil on canvas 10"x24"

Trying and Failing, 1997 oil on canvas postcard 4"x6"

Godspede, 1997 oil on canvas 12"x12"

Shivered, 1997 oil on canvas postcard 4"x6"

Trying and Failing, 1998 oil on plywood 24"x36"

Spectacle, 1998 oil on board 4'x6'

Island, 1999 oil on canvas 60"x20"

Miscarriage, 1999 oil on board 20"x20"

Saint Antonio of the Fifth Grade, 1999 oil on canvas 20"x20"

Extract, 1999 oil on board 18"x18"

Freedom, 1999 oil on board 20"x20"

Tambor, 2000 oil on canvas 48"x48"

Learning to Fight, 2000 oil on board 26"x26"

Queens, 2000 oil on canvas 26"x26"

She, 2001 oil on canvas 27"x18"

She, Her, and Herself, 2001 oil on canvas (3)27"x18"

Swoon, 2001 oil on canvas 26"x26"

The Ecstacy of Maintaining One's Position, 2001 oil on canvas 4'x6'

The Ecstacy of Maintaining One's Position, 2001 oil on canvas 4'x6'

The Ecstacy of Maintaining One's Position, 2001 oil on canvas 4'x6'

The Ecstacy of Maintaining One's Position, 2001 oil on canvas 4'x6'

The Ecstacy of Maintaining One's Position, 2001 oil on canvas 4'x6'

Daughter, 1997 oil on canvas 24"x64"